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August 15, 2018

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JID Article Focuses on Optimizing the ID Physician-Scientist Workforce

IDSA, HIVMA, and PIDS are concerned by both the continued decline in the number of ID trainees pursuing careers as physician-scientists and the attrition of junior and mid-career physician-scientists.

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25 Institutions Receive the IDSA ASP Centers of Excellence Designation

IDSA has announced the latest recipients of its Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence (CoE) designation.

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IDSA Takes Action on Potentially Harmful Proposed E/M Code Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed drastic changes to payment rates for outpatient Evaluation & Management (E/M) codes (both new and existing Medicare patients) that would result in an approximate 40 percent reduction for a level 5 E/M visit.

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Take Action to Support Loan Repayment for Public Health

IDSA is successfully advancing a proposal in Congress to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention new authority to offer loan repayment to individuals serving in the Epidemic Intelligence Service, an on-the-job training program in applied epidemiology that grooms future public health leaders.

 

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Successful Responses to Outbreaks Require Sustained Preparedness

IDSA member and spokesperson Daniel Lucey, MD, FIDSA, shares his insights on the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo in an opinion piece, “Sustained US preparedness needed for Ebola and other pan-epidemic threats,” published in The Hill.

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Journal Club

In this feature, a panel of IDSA members identifies and critiques important new studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine. 
Reviews in this issue: Benefits of Routine Screening for Cryptococcal Meningitis in Advanced HIV; Cefazolin Inoculum Effect in MSSA Bacteremia: Impact on Mortality?

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Strengthening International ID Ties

IDSA President Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA, and Immediate Past President Bill Powderly, MD, FIDSA, recently attended the 15th National Congress of the Chinese Society of Infectious Diseases in Beijing, China.

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Science Speaks Covers Ebola Challenges and Solutions in the DRC

IDSA’s Science Speaks blog discussed the new DRC Ebola outbreak and missing TB cases in DRC province. 

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Are You a Ryan White Provider? Join us at IDWeek

HIVMA’s Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition will host its annual luncheon this year at IDWeek in San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 12-1:30 pm.

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Attend the Advocacy Training and Education Session at IDWeek

IDSA, HIVMA and PIDS will hold an advocacy training and education session at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco, on Friday, Oct. 5 from 7-9 a.m.

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ICYMI: What’s Hot on MyIDSA

Here’s a glance at the latest discussions happening on MyIDSA, IDSA’s members-only online community (login required):

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